Raspberry Pi and network enthusiasts searching for a project to keep them busy this weekend may be interested in this DIY Raspberry Pi wireless access point project published to the PC Gamer website this week.Providing details on how you can create your very own access points for guests or other applications. “Because your Raspberry Pi wireless access point will be built on top of Linux, using tried-and-tested tools from the more hardcore end of the software spectrum, you’ll get all the control you could ever want over who accesses your network and precisely how it operates.”
“So, you’ve got your own wireless access point. What can you do with it now? Carefully editing the hostapd.conf file gives you a lot of options to make it your own. Add the line ‘ignore_broadcast_ssid=1’, for example, to hide the Pi’s SSID and keep your network private, or save some processing overheads and remove the WPA security altogether, as long as you’re masochistic enough to allow an unsecured access point to run on your network. Your guests will thank you, but your ISP won’t.”
Sound fun? Jump over to the official PC Gamer website for full instructions, code and diagrams to help create your very own DIY Raspberry Pi wireless access point. If you enjoy building Pi projects you might be interested in our comprehensive list of Raspberry Pi displays, HATS and small screens.
Source: PC Gamer